Our most common question is 'What is a fat quarter?' The diagram below shows how all the various cuts of fabric are measured, but in short:
- A fat quarter is where half a metre is cut off the fabric bolt, then cut in half again parallel to the selvedge - finished size is approximately 20" x 21-22" (50cm x 55cm) including the selvedge
- A long quarter is simply quarter of a metre cut straight off the bolt - finished size is approximately 10" x 42-44" (25cm x 110cm) including the selvedge.
Fabric size guide:
We sell fabric in quarter metre units, orders of more than one unit are sent uncut as a single piece. Please see the chart below to see how many units to order for common length requirements:
|Length required||Amt. of units to order|
|1 1/4 metres||5|
|1 1/2 metres||6|
|1 3/4 metres||7|
|2 1/4 metres||9|
|2 1/2 metres||10|
|2 3/4 metres||11|
UK: This item will be sent via Royal Mail first class, estimated delivery time 1-3 days.
Order before 12 noon for same day dispatch (Monday - Friday) - orders received after midday will be dispatched either the same day or the following working day depending on how busy we are.
02 February 2023
Fabulous material great quality & price thank you
02 April 2021
Excellent service thanks
16 March 2020
A lovely quality fabric which I used as a contrast for the front band, collar for a blouse I am making in a similar weight cotton. Fantastic result. Next day delivery and carefully packaged.
14 November 2019
Always excellent value from Pelenna and the service is first class
01 March 2019
Lovely quality material and perfect for my needs. Excellent service, too!
definitely buying more when I run out
10 January 2018
Well worth it. Fabulous quality
16 June 2017
Second to none. don@t know if you noticed but Margaret Rawling sister.
14 March 2017
The fabric is of a very good quality. Quick service from Pellenna, as usual, fabric arrived here in Spain 7 days once order was despatched, including a weekend.
25 January 2017
Very happy with my order and dispatched very quickly it arrived morning after placing order
23 June 2016
Received my fabric today, very nice, was pleasantly surprised as it was so inexpensive. Will definitely order from Pelenna Patchwork again.
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